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Relative State-of-Polarization in High-Birefringence Fibers

Muga, N. J. ; Silva, N. A. ; Ferreira, M. ; Pinto, A. N.

Relative State-of-Polarization in High-Birefringence Fibers, Proc European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 121 - 126, June, 2010.

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The random behavior of the state-of-polarization is an important issue in modern highspeed and long-haul optical communication systems. In this work we explore the copropagation of two signals into a high-birefringence fiber, namely the evolution of its relative state-of-polarization (SOP). Both cases of linear and elliptical nput SOPs are analyzed. Different variables such the input olarization angle and the wavelength are considered in order to define the short- and long-distances regimes concerning to the
relative SOP between signals.